Ghent (Belgium) and Doha (Qatar): QMIC, the Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, one of the first pure-play IoT technology enterprises in the MENA region with leading IoT and intelligent mobility platforms and services in key domains including Transport, Logistics & Telematics, Road Safety and Environment, and Belgium-based, SmartEnds, a leading IoT (Internet of Things) networks (LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT) technology and solutions provider, have today announced a new partnership to explore delivery of joint innovative low power IoT solutions to the market in Qatar and the broader MENA region.
This partnership brings together a unique blend of Qatari and Belgian innovation enterprises together in the same IoT space. QMIC as a leading IoT technology enterprise in the MENA region with its Labeeb IoT Cloud Services Enablement Platform, and SmartEnd’s expertise in IoT hardware sensor and wireless communications technology and solutions, will explore creating robust end-to-end low power wide area network IoT solutions. This will generate great possibilities for new market verticals and businesses in Qatar and the MENA region. In addition, this confluence is expected to spark innovation and accelerate additional research and development in the IoT technologies and solutions space in the MENA region.
The partnership will leverage QMIC’s and SmartEnds respective strengths across the IoT solutions spectrum; and will enable the delivery of unique end to end IoT solutions taking advantage of the main technological strengths of both enterprises considering:
• QMIC is leading the MENA region market in delivering homegrown intelligent platforms and solutions to enable smart living which includes its Labeeb IoT platform, its Masarak Smart Mobility platform and services, and its Hawa’ak environment monitoring platform and services.
• SmartEnds is focused on delivering advanced, high-quality and innovative Low Power WAN Network node devices to customers in the EMEA region
Dr. Adnan Abu-Dayya, Executive Director and CEO of QMIC said, “We strongly believe in having win-win partnerships to fully realize the potential of digital innovations and IoT in creating value and enabling smart living. Hence, we are very pleased to form a partnership with an emerging startup company like SmartEnds to deliver end-to-end IoT solutions that utilize our comprehensive and user-friendly Labeeb IoT platform jointly with their Low Power IoT devices and applications”.
Noman Ahmed, CEO, SmartEnds commented “As we enter a new era of Internet of Things with all kinds of smart cities coming up, the partnership with QMIC will be pivotal for doing co-innovation in IoT while offering businesses in Qatar and beyond Qatar the opportunity to diversify into new businesses using the end to end solutions offering from this combined forces”.